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Old 06-21-2013, 01:51 AM
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[If I'm understanding correctly, I should use leather master's protection cream THEN follow that with 303 for protection + UV blocking? ]

You understood correctly
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:41 AM
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Is Leather Vital used before Protection Cream?
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:02 AM
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Is Leather Vital used before Protection Cream?
LM Vital is used to soften the finish and should be used before the porotection cream
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:17 PM
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BMW Care Products

Hello there,

Just read over a couple of pages on this thread and just to summarize...

The stuff they sell at the dealer is basically CRAP for my red dakota leather correct?
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:37 PM
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Greetings to all BMW owners worldwide

This is my first post. I own a 2011 BMW528i fully loaded. This is my 2nd BMW. I previously owned a 2006 BMW325i. I have, however, driven many BMWs here in Canada and overseas. I hope to contribute some insights along the way concerning these wonderful motor vehicles--notwithstanding that they can also have their little problems too.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:52 PM
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Re: Dakota Leather Care

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This is my first post. I own a 2011 BMW528i fully loaded. This is my 2nd BMW. I previously owned a 2006 BMW325i. I have, however, driven many BMWs here in Canada and overseas. I hope to contribute some insights along the way concerning these wonderful motor vehicles--notwithstanding that they can also have their little problems too.
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Uhm, OK? And Dakota leather care has to do with this exactly what...?
Your post is even more useless than mine! :what::screwy:
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:56 AM
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Uhm, OK? And Dakota leather care has to do with this exactly what...?
Your post is even more useless than mine! :what::screwy:
I disagree. Your post was far more useless, and also rude.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:54 PM
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Thank you Weaselboy for your corrective response to an insensitive and tiny-minded reaction to my FIRST EVER message on this forum by TINYRK. Seems to be problem with the English language usage here. I regret I sent my first message to this forum and it got accidentally inserted within the Dakota Leather Care thread. I shall learn the useage of threads following of course. Since I am replying, I did find a product here on Vancouver Island called AUTOGLYM LEATHER BALM. It is highly regarded here for its cleaning and reconditioning of leather. Not cheap but a bottle lasts a long time. Available for sure in England and probably Stateside.
2. Hope this suggestion complies with a rigid interpretation of how one offers hopefully helpful input to Bimmerfest subjects without straying a bit off-subject,
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:31 PM
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The care of leather is a popular subject and many different products can do a fine job. I have tried a great many products over the years. Yesterday I tired Swissvax Leather cleaner on the ventilated seats on my 550. It did a fantastic job - I tried it after watching this video. It really is a great product.

http://www.autoobsessed.com/detailin...r-Cleaner.html

On a related matter, the ventilated seats, after 12,000 miles are worn and cracked and need to be replaced. The perforations make it difficult to clean the leather. The seats do not cool very well, are noisy and IMO a pain in the.....
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:24 PM
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Happy with the results using Lexol

I treated my new 528i with Lexol about a month ago. The car had been on the dealer's lot for about 6 months and this was the first time the leather had been conditioned. I ended up apply 2 treatments. The seats were very "dry" and the first treatment didn't do much. The second one has the seats looking great.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:50 AM
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I know this thread has been inactive for a couple of years. I am a new BMW owner and wanted to get some clarification, as I experienced first-hand in previous cars (and all over the dealer lot) what misinformation does to leather interiors.

The first thing I did when I got home was take a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down the whole interior, to get whatever sticky residues that the dealer or previous owner left behind. The worst, of course, was the steering wheel. The stitching was completely gobbed over and the whole wheel just felt like a slippery plastic surface with no texture. I kept smelling some kind of "conditioner" as I was wiping away the grime, and seeing some kind of green crap on my cloth (especially off of the stitching). Well in a matter of an hour I was able to make the 5 year old BMW look brand new again, with the exception of the steering wheel, which is about 70% there.

So to the person who says the conditioner seeps into the leather, I beg to differ. I've had nothing but leather (and occasionally leatherette) in my cars over the past 15 years. No conditioner I've used ever soaked into the leather, but instead dries out on the surface. To me, slippery and greasy does not equal soft, nor does it resemble anything like what the leather felt like when you bought it new.

I would go as far as to say that a damp microfiber tower will clean 98% of your car, where any solvents or detergents will instead mix with the soil and dissolve your finishes, causing premature wear of your buttons, and other interior plastic finishes.


There is some slight loss of the "dye finish" on the driver seat edge. I'm wondering if anyone had success with "touching up" the finish on their dakota seats to hide the discoloration.
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